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Nintendo Labo Robot Kit - Nintendo Switch

Model: HACRADFVASKU: 5234620

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 274 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My inner child was screaming

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    DJCypresss
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    I preordered this while the Nintendo Direct was happening live. I instantly got goosebumps. I was thinking if all the possibilities there would be for kids to learn STEM. For me as an adult, my inner child was screaming. When 420 came around I couldnt get off work sooner. My gf and I were having a Labo party with a couple friends building their own (yes we are all adults) The game comes in a big slightly heavy box. I cant believe it's all cardboard. I appreciated that the game came with instructions built in, and a 360 rotate feature so you could watch the instructions in real time and all angles. I think every kid would be thrilled and preoccupied with how hands on and how cool this actually is!. The cardboard suit took me about 3.5 hours. I was really impressed how they use the pulley system, and how you create your own weights. Very cool! It was a bit messy, as you can see in some of my pics. The floor didnt take too long. Just take out the vacuum and use the attachment to suck all the little pieces up. I was worried that it wouldn't fit me since this is designed for children. I am very proud to say it fits comfortably as a 6'1 man and 250lbs In my other picture it shows my 5'0 gf 100lbs also wearing it very comfortably. The game is very shallow however it is a exercise game wrapped up into something appealing. This could keep your kid occupied for awhile, but as an adult I wanted more. The suit itself though is still very cool. I hope more games come out that utilize the suit. This was very fun to put together though. Almost worth it for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing engineering - Origami meets video game

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    Hutch

    When we purchased our Switch for the grandbabies (3, 5 and 6 years old) we also purchased this box. It was going to be for them to build with their dad. It sat, unopened till last week when the older grandkids (10, 11 and 14) came to visit. The oldest had it built and playing in about 3 hours. I could not believe the design and engineering effort that went into creating this. Looking at it, I was sure it was going to be broken in a day or two. Now, after two weeks of playing by all but the youngest, it still works as designed. I'm very impressed by this puzzle/engineering/action game. The directions to build the thing are beautifully created as part of the on-screen gameplay and, when put together... well I'm still not sure what the goal of the game is. Note: You need to consider who will be putting this together before you buy it. It's not something that you take out of the box, plug in and start playing. It takes some time to get through the creation of the backpack (2 to 3 hours of uninterrupted time). If you're a mom or dad looking for a project to do with the 8 to 16 year olds, I highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great concept using cardboard and nintendo switch

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    TATUNORP
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    It took us two and a half hours to make the robot backpack, which is a phenomenon of cardboard engineering when you open it up and see all the gears and pulleys that connect to your arms and feet. Separating the Joy-Cons are used to monitor how the pulleys move and this is then translated into the onscreen actions of a giant robot stomping around in a city. The robot has all method of different abilities, you can punch, walk, fly, become a vehicle and shoot lasers, this all works extremely well and, most importantly, reliably, which is not something you normally associate with what are essentially motion controls. Robot Kit is an amazing novelty, but once again the actual video game aspect is fairly simple. There’s more to unlock, including the ability to customize your in-game robot and play musical instruments when you move your limb, most of the fun is by making the Toy-Con itself. I recommend this product to anyone, don't judge the book by its cover, try it and play it, and find our for yourself if is great or not.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This was born out of Japanese Culture.

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    Ghettokon
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    I pre-order this package because of many things: 1. As a VR AR developer, I am frustrated with the poor controller design by HTC, Oculus, Daydream, and Gear VR. LABO is a breakthrough and an inspiration for specialty controllers. 2. Grow up with Anime and Japanese toys. Cardboard is a very important component in this experience. From the monthly children learning magazine's folding cardboard toys to the famous anime characters and robots made of cardboard, LABO is the next big thing to extend this cultural significance. However, I don't think Americans would appreciate cardboard as much as Japanese do other than packing materials. 3. Putting this together by yourself is long and painful. It is like experiencing one of those love of first sight romance with a quick burn out. The robot box is so many works. We only played for about 30 mins, I had not touched it for the past 3 weeks. I recommend starting with the other box set first.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great construction experience, less so after

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    scovie
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    We purchased this for my 9 year old son for his birthday. He loves robots and science/technology, so it seemed like a great fit. He loved putting the contraption together and spent a whole day constructing the suit. It takes a lot of time, but for kids who love involved processes, it is really great. The experience afterwards dropped off a bit though. He played almost all of the available mini games in the time it took him to construct the set in the first place. The garage software is more of a sandbox, so without the guide to lead him, he was less interested in that. The straps on the robot backpack also tend to come loose from the box. Still recommended, just know that the primary value here is in the set construction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun for a little while

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    Sally
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    The kit has everything you need, with lots of extra cardboard. No scissors needed, you just pop them out and fold them. In fact no extra anything is needed, just your patience. The building process was not bad, took maybe a little over an hour. The game card that came with it shows the instructions step by step. You can also fast forward it if you feel like it’s too slow for you, especially with repetitive steps. You can also track back should you slow down or get distracted. The game is ok, fun, yes, but the novelty wears off quickly. Now the cardboard robot and the game just sits there gathering dust. Still good, just not interesting enough after a day or two. Would recommend to buy on good sale price only.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun creative toy for the kids

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    wowbango
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    Let's face it, in this day with technology and screens everywhere, it's going to be near impossible to keep our kids off it. This is at least a bandaid on that issue. My kid loved the building of this robot, it took a lot of time and he was anxious from the time he opened the box to get going. I will say you do have to be careful with some of the parts when popping them out of the cardboard. More than once we had some issues with things almost ripping. The game is fun, and let us spend a lot of time building the item together. I'm not sure how long the appeal will last htough, as it seems the biggest appeal is the building part. Once it's built, not sure the game itself will hold its own very long.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweet surprise

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    HTown
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    When. My son first wanted this I was pretty much at a "I'm not paying that much for cardboard" well he saved his money and purchased it. From the build to the play it's been an absolute hoot. If you want your kid off the couch and he wants to play video games this is an excellent item. It is built well and sturdy, it exceeded my expectations on every level. In a few years if he grows tired of it and it ends up in the garbage it's nice to know it's completely biodegradable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, if you know what you're getting into.

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    User6
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    First of all, this took me four hours to assemble. It was really something. That said, assembling it gives you a real understanding for how it works, and for capabilities that you maybe never knew were built into your Nintendo Switch. As tiring as the assembly process was, the end result was me thinking that the folks at Nintendo are brilliant on a level that really no other game company is right now. The use (and accuracy) of the sensors in the joy-cons along with the Labo kit are just brilliant. So, if you appreciate imaginative and (after assembly) fun products, and have the patience to do the build, you will probably have the same reaction I did, which is...wow. Nintendo is doing some impressive work right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    On sale, worth it!

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    NedFlanders
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    My 9 and 10 year olds put this together in 3-4 hours (I've helped them with the first LABO mixed kit). I think they have more fun putting these together than playing them. Each time they are transfixed for hours puting these together, then play for a day or two, then they don't touch it for weeks as the games are more tech demos than true games. They occasionally come back to them but more reliably play Mario or Zelda that cost the same by are much better GAMES. I still believe this is worth the price when on sale for the building component but the weak games makes it hard to recommend at full price.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun to Craft and Build

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    MBBM
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    It was fun building it - even though it took around 4 hours to craft. The instructions with the visuals were clear and concise - sometimes even providing creative and entertaining commentary on certain steps. The pistons are an interesting and well-thought idea for the game's way of sensing your movement. However when putting it on and playing the game, the scary thought of breaking it crosses one's mind. Not only that, but the things to do with the robot after a while seemed lackluster. However, overall, it was fun to build and a unique way to play video games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very fun project with my son

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    Ibuytekthings
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    My son and I build these Labo's together. He doesnt even care for the games after the fact, he just loves folding, creasing, and clicking the cardboard together. You use the switch for a step by step guide - the music and delivery is slick and fun. He's 4 and just thinks it's the coolest. I enjoy building these - We did the variety set with the fishing pole, motorcycle, et cetera and are working this one. I know it may seem like an odd purchase but once you get into it you'll be happy you did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome and Innovative

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    djstef25
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    This will take a very long time to build (4 hours). Especially if you do it with a little one (I have a 6 year old). But we did it together and he felt very accomplished when it was finished. The robot game itself may get boring for an older kid. But my 6 year old hasn't been able to put it down. For older kids, there is a discovery section where you learn to customize your own labo items. So if they're into STEM type projects, they'll enjoy it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome combination of building and digital game

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    JulsJonesy
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    We had just purchased the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit for our grandson's birthday and loved it so much that he used his birthday money to buy the Nintendo Robot Kit. He is 10 and was able to put the entire kit together without adult help. It kept him busy for a couple of days building it and now has an awesome interactive toy which requires physical movement in order to "play" the game. Whoever designed this knows upper elementary school kids. Worth every cent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Product

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    Gman
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    This product not only provided quality time with my 10 year-old daughter putting it together: but we had a blast playing the games with it. A bit pricey but you're not just paying for cardboard as some reviews lead you to believe. You are also getting the games (software) that this is used with: that has value. But most important is the time and interaction you spend with someone you like to spend time with. Priceless!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Interactive Idea

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    Giggerboy
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    I was not expecting much from this product. I was really blown away. Not only did it give me quality time with the kids building it but the kids really enjoyed playing it. The only downside that I felt was that once you play the game more than 5 times, it gets very repetitive and kids start losing interest. The journey, however, was super fun for me and the kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Cool How It Works

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    JuanGrande386
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    To the uniformed its not just some cardboard! It comes with software that teaches you how to put it all together with the string as pulleys and sensor tape for the JoyCons to see. The fact that you can do all those movements in the game (yeah it comes with a game to) with a couple JoyCons, cardboard, and string is pretty cool actually.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LABO—Not just for the kids

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    Remnant
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    I thought this was just for the kids, but I have been proven wrong. LABO opened up so much exciting possibilities for the future of gaming, and I cannot wait to see what they come up with next. Also, there is now online connectivity to download more updates and modifications to be able to use the game in new ways. Amazing for adults, as well as kids!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo does it again

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    kprana
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    Initially I could justify myself spending $80 for the toy con 2. Bought it for my boys 6 years of age. Seeing them assemble the boxes and spending good time playing was totally worth it! The box comes with everything you need including the software and coded cardboard cutouts. Assembly took about 6 hrs by my boys to assemble. This seems like Nintendo’s way into immersive gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really fun build

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    Nico07
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    I went into this build not expecting much as it seems to offer the lease amount of content for all of the three current Labo kits available, but was pleasantly surprised. It's actually really fun to destroy buildings and other robots as the giant robot, plus there is a ton of customization you can do to your robot as well as modes to use the robot in.

    I would recommend this to a friend